Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and is a very charming hill resort. It was the favorite summer resort of the British when their troops set up camp here in 1819. At an altitude of 2,130 meters, the town is a beautiful place. With the Mall and Ridge being main attractions, there are also good walking options. You can, for example, start your walk from Scandal point and Ridge, and a 2 Kms walk takes you to the Jakhoo hill which offers an excellent panoramic view of Shimla and the Hanuman Temple. Shimla is also a good starting point for treks.
HOW TO REACH
By Air: –
Shimla Airport is just 22 kms from the city centre. It is connected to the major cities like Delhi.Â The airport at Shimla, 22 km from the main city, has connecting flights to Delhi and Kullu. The nearby Chandigarh airport is, however, more handy as it is connected to all the major airports in India.
Only train plying between Shimla and Kalka joins them through railways network.
Shimla is well connected by road to most towns within the state and to all major towns in Punjab and Haryana. It is linked by bus and coach to Delhi and Chandigarh as well.
WHAT TO SEE
The large open space in the heart of town presents excellent view of the mountain ranges. Shimla’s landmarks-the Neo-Gothic structure of Christ Church and the new-Tudor library building are worth seeing.
Kali Bari Temple:-
Few yards from scandal Point towards General Post Office. It is believed that the idol of Goddess Shayamla is enshrined there.
It is just 2.5Kms from Shimla located at 2455 m. It is Shimla’s highest peak offers a panoramic view of the town. An ancient “Lord Hanuman” temple. Way from Ridge near Church (on foot) One can also hire pony or taxi to visit the temple.
Ancient Historical Sculptors and paintings of Himachal Pradesh. Visiting hours 10 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Monday and gazetted holidays. It is just 3kms away from city centre.
Crowned by a temple dedicated to Kamna Devi 15 minutes walk from Boileauganj on shimla Bilaspur road. the hill offers a spectacular views of the area. Located just 5 Kms from the city centre at height of 2155 m.
A picturesque superb on Shimla-Kalka Railway line. Offers shady walks in quiet surroundings. The Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi during his visit to Shimla lived in the elegant Georgian House of Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur. HP University is situated here. Located 7 Kms from the city centre at 1983 m above sea level.
It is just 7 Km from Shimla and located at 1586 mts.. Surrounded by thick forests. About 45 minutes walk from Summer Hill Chowk.
On Shimla-Kalka road (NH-22) is famous “Lord Hanuman” temple. It commands an excellent view of Shimla town. The place can be visited by Bus/Taxi. It is just 7 Km from Shimla and 1975 mts above sea level.
Tara Devi :-Â
On Shimla – Kalka road (NH-22) this holy place is accessible by Rail, bus and car. From the station/road-one can visit the temple either on foot or by taxi / jeep.
On Hindustan-Tibet Road. It has enchanting views. Himachal Tourism runs the Hotel peach Blossom.
Naldehra is a beautiful place situated 2044 meters above sea level. It is located just 22kms aheadh of Shimla. Naldehra means the abode of God Nal. The main highlight of Naldehra is the oldest golf course of India. The well groomed 9 hole Golf Course is lovely verdant, perhaps one of the finest and most sporty in India Crowned with a spinging turf the Golf Course here was suggested by Lord Curzzon he was so enchanted by the place that he gave his daughter Alexendra Naldehra as her second name.
Shimla shopping center is basically centered around the Mall of Shimla. The Mall flocks with innumerable shops on both the sides. Shopping in Shimla is an absolute delight.Â The shops are loaded with colorful woollen textiles, superb handicrafts and quality books. The best handicrafts can be seen at the State Emporium.
There are few good restaurants in the city and you can also try the restaurants at the luxury hotels.